National Road Safety Week
Each year, approximately 1200 people lose their life and another 44,000 are seriously injured on Australian roads.
National Road Safety Week (14–21 May 2023) is a week-long campaign designed to raise awareness about road safety issues, highlight the impact of road trauma, and what we can do to create a safer environment for all road users.
During the week we’re asking communities to come together and ensure the roads are safe for everyone—to Drive so Others Survive. There are a number of ways you can show your support, such as:
- take a pledge to drive as if your loved ones are on the road ahead
- wear a yellow ribbon to show your support
- find out about the daily themes.
Shine a light on road safety – share shots of our illuminated landmarks to spread the word
We are also partnering with Queensland communities and organisations to light up landmarks and bridges around Queensland yellow in remembrance of the 1200 people who have lost their lives and the 44,000 seriously injured, and to raise awareness of the week.
If you see a landmark lit yellow in your city or town, take a photo and post to your social media and tag @StreetSmartsQLD with the hashtag #NRSW2023. By sharing your photos, you’re helping spread the message about the importance of road safety.
Find out more National Road Safety Week and how you can get involved.